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Feb 07, 2001 (10:22 am)
In response to numerous posts I would like to comment on my recent experience ordering a 2001 Tahoe. First I fully utilized the Edmund's option page and "built" the vehicle I wanted. I then called about 7 or 8 dealerships in my area, gave them my option list and asked for their best price. All responded and I did business with the lowest bidder. I never left home until the order was placed. Ultimately I paid $100 over dealer cost so this website is invaluable. Be advised that several options have now been combined such as Premium Ride being included in the Third Row Seating. Also the reclining buckets are now all power seats so be careful what you add in. Don't bother ordering wheel flares since they are not available on Tahoes...only the Suburbans get them. You can order them but the order just sits in the system and I know of people that have waited months without getting delivery. Without this knowledge you are completely at the mercy of the sales people. For the record I also tried GMC but was told they were going to make $2000 on the vehicle and if I didn't want it they would sell it to someone else. For essentially the same vehicle, built on the same line $2000 is a bit much to spend for a different grill. However, to each their own. I hope this helps all of the potential buyers out there. This will be my fourth Chevy SUV. I started with a 1975 Blazer (160,000+ miles), then a 1980 Blazer (157,000+ miles) and still have my 1991 Blazer (148,000 miles) which will be sold when the 2001 comes in. I have had no reason to buy any other type.
#627 of 6469 Love my 01 Tahoe!!!
Feb 07, 2001 (11:00 pm)
Picked up my tahoe alittle over a week ago!
painted handels and front bumber skirt! it looks awesome in summit white! I got the autoride suspension and traction assist and power moon roof all worth the money! delt here in So.CAL where I live got $4,000 off the MSRP and $1,000 off from the auto show. coming to 5k dollars off! Purchased it from RYDELL AUTOMOTIVE GROUP! best deal to be found. I cuurently have 302 miles on it and it rides nice! getting the factory wheels chromed tomorrow even swap + 482.00 they look awesome! 18" wheel would be too much and so would tires! Next a billet grille w/ bowtie and white face gauges! Everyone Keep up the updates.
Feb 08, 2001 (11:13 pm)
Can anyone help with a question of axles... the 2001 Tahoe comes with a Rear Axle Ratio of either 3.730:1, 4.100:1, or 3.420:1. What's the main difference? I do off-road occasionally but never tow anything... should I default to whatever the standard would be or do the others have any benefit? Also, I emailed Chevy asking if they plan to offer the 2002 Tahoe with either the Vortec 6000 or 8000 and they said "We've got exciting plans for the Tahoe but can't tell you about them." Anyone hear anything or know where to look? Thanks...
#629 of 6469 RE: tahoefan
Feb 09, 2001 (7:52 am)
The main difference in the axle ratios are they are each geared (no pun intended) for different purposes.
The 3.42:1 is the standard ratio on the 2WD Tahoe/Yukon. With this ratio, you will get better gas mileage than the other 2. The 4.10:1 is mainly geared towards someone who needs more pulling power for towing trailers and will conversely give you worse gas mileage.
What the ratio means: The driveshaft turns either 3.42, 3.73, or 4.10 times for every 1 turn of the rear wheels.
#630 of 6469 RE: 2000+ Tahoe
Feb 09, 2001 (5:47 pm)
Just read a bunch of the posts. A few comments. First, I put 18s on and I think they look great....your right though, they are big. I have seen 20's and did not like them. Tires are 285/60/18. The ride is a tad harsher but the truck handles better in my opinion. As for the vibrations, I've had my truck since May and its been in 3 times for rattles already. The first had to do with a bolt hitting the firewall. Very annoying. The second had to do with a loose seatbelt mechanism on the front passenger seat. The 3rd was a vibration in the upper intermediate shaft on the steering column. Despite a couple of annoyances, I love the truck. However, have heard some scary stories about brake problems.
Feb 13, 2001 (7:56 pm)
He airball50, you mentioned you have heard some scary stories about the brakes on the new Tahoe. Could you let us know what you have heard. I have a 2000 Tahoe with brake problems that AM will not admit to. I have had it in 4 times and still no answer. I am very frustrated and would like to hear from someone else who has had problems. The problem that I have incurred is intermittent. When braking sometimes I get severe fading and a very soft pedal. At a slow speed stop the pedal has gone all the way to the floor! Each time I take it in they can't find anything wrong. This is getting old. Thank you in advance for any info.
Feb 13, 2001 (10:50 pm)
though the fix for the shaft has been our for awhile, the updated part was not introduced until 6/00. Knowing GM, the new shaft may not have made the production line till later.
#633 of 6469 Hello jdstahoe2
Feb 14, 2001 (12:27 am)
where did you get the factory wheels chromed on an even swap for $ 482.00 ?
Please let me know Thank you
#634 of 6469 Cold Air On Pass. Side
Feb 14, 2001 (2:27 am)
I have read on the Yukon XL board about a problem with cold outside air entering the cabin and making for some cold legs and feet. Has anyone with a Yukon/Tahoe had the same problem? Was wondering because the vehicles are virtually the same in the front. They are however built at different plants and this may have a lot or a little to do with it. I have a Yukon XL and the wife hasn't complaind about it as of yet, but I did notiice a slight chill on that side.
#635 of 6469 Yukon/Tahoe Updates??
Feb 14, 2001 (7:18 am)
I have a few friends that work in either Chevy or GM dealers and the word is the interior is changing. But as to what exactly is happening nobody seems to know. They feel as though they're loosing business because of it.
I like the Yukon but I step back from it when I hear all these problems it has. I don't like to have to bring my vehicles in for silly disturbances that shouldn't occur.
Waterlogged: As far as your brake problem here is my experience w/ a similar problem. I bought a 97 Cherokee when that newer style came out, within a few months I started to have brake problems, similar to what you're stating but also had a loud thumping noise occurring whenever I depressed the pedal. I sent it in for service three times w/ no luck having it fixed, so I started the Lemon Law process. Because it was a brake problem, which translates to a safety issue, the car was dubbed a lemon. I ended up getting most of my money back and was, more importantly, rid of the problem. I would see what the Lemon Law process is in your state. I live in MA and could tell you everything about it, if that helps.
If anyone knows where I can see any info on the 2002 Expy I would appreciate any help.